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including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
they might get tested today by ole miss coming off an emotional game against florida. they handled that. florida an ugly game against missouri, but they won. a couple teams idle in south carolina and florida state and louisville, do you know they gave up the opening kickoff touchdown to temple? temple ran it back, 7-0 and charlie strong's team led by their quarterback, blasted temple, and the end result 45-17. now, that's a good story for you, folks, louisville and charlie strong still undefeated leading the big east. >> gus: so, with one tick remaining in this game, andre heidari will send it away. and heidari sends it into the end zone for a touchback. >> charles: you know, that's a classy move right there. do you know why? the onside kick is one of the more physically punishing plays in football, and the result's not going to change even if you get it because the clock's going to run out. and i think for lane kiffin to recognize that, not put any players in a punishing spot again, i got to tip my cap to him for that one. i think it's a class move from keeping the kids from having ano
supreme court rejected the florida supreme court's plan for a recount in florida and suggested they quickly come up with a new plan that would guarantee the same vote standards in all florida county. but in that same ruling the unite supreme court said there was no longer to do so. the december 12 deadline has come and within an hour ago passed. from the george w. bush camp, weber. >> they are of course very pleased and gratified. >> reporter: the five justices in the majority, rehnquist, scalia, sandra day o'connor. the four in the minority were ginsburg, briar, stevens and sutter. in his blistering decent justice stevens called the bush legal appeal a federal assault on the laws of florida. quote one thing is certain, although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear, it's the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian as the rule of the law. as of an hour ago, aids to gore said he had no decision on what to do next. we talked to congresswoman loghne
of 125 persons. roars north up florida's gulf coast from fort myers to st. petersburg. off the west donna swirling through the central portion of the state. in its wake the hurricane leaves at least 10 dead in florida. and the worse property damage of any storm ever to hit florida. with storm signals up along the entire seaboard, donna battles the carolinas and rips into the jersey shore with winds topping 85 miles per hour. ten foot storm surge destroys sea walks. donna keeps heading toward catastrophic accounts. the killer storm reaches new york. staten island bares the front. isolateing the island for hours it's a bad day for boat men and householders. the city proper is paralyzed by torrential rain and gail forced winds. mayor breaks in the city's service strands hundreds and most of the mayor arterial highways off limit. the direct portion of the storm is felt in the south shore. damage is extensive in all the shoreline and still donna rages on. climbing into new england with unabated force. recalling the hurricane of 1938 and it's tragic thoughts. elemental fury scurries the seaboar
presidential election, which involved a recount in florida and a lot of concern over "hanging chads," many states have converted to electronic voting machines. but as our cover story explains, a lot of states use e-voting without paper back-up - including some of the so-called battleground states. according to verified voting.org, a non-partisan advocate for accurate and verifiable elections, pennsylvania, virginia and colorado are among more than a dozen states where some electronic voting machines do not produce a paper back-up. "if 13 states have no paper back-up, that's a recipe for abuse." charles santangelo has written about election outcomes and warns that the potential for electronic ballot tampering is real. "we need to have paper back-up. voting machine companies fought it back in 2004." robert johnston, an engineer at argonne national laboratory, says, "the voting manufacturers are in denial. they are not doing anything about these problems, but their customers are not asking them to, either." "after 2000, a commission said paper back-ups should be in place. twelve years later w
for tuesday's election. >>> election officials in some parts of florida blame high voter turn out as the reason they are still counting ballots. florida still has about 3% of its ballots uncounted. officials in miami-dade say they hope to be done by tomorrow afternoon. the president has a slight lead in the florida ballots counted so far but the results won't impact the outcome since the president has more than enough votes to declare victory. >> beyond terrible. it's horrible. it's -- i'm done. >> another big storm hits the northeast as the area tries to recover from sandy. the new damage. >>> and a different picture in the bay area. your complete bay area forecast including where the rain is falling. . >> the outlet mall is open and check out this crowd. if you think things look busy here, news chopper 2 has the shot from above with the back up people just trying to get here. what this could mean for the community when the noon news comes back. . >>> members of the roman catholic church of san francisco hope prayers will help stop the killings in the city. >> mouthy god hear
goodness! >>> take a look at this dash cam footage out of marion county, florida. this is from a sheriff's deputy patrol car. you'll see a suspect on the ground in between two sheriff's deputies. at this moment they are trying to get him under control and trying to cuff him. you see that he fights deputies off. but watch the female deputy. >> oh! >> that's a gun. >> yes, that was her gun, that was not a taser. she pulled her weapon and fired. and in fact fatally wounded this de guy. keep watching the video. you saw the second deputy pull his taser. he didn't realize the suspect had been shot and he fires his taser. the suspect in question is josh and the dash cam video was just part of a grand jury hearing. >> is there a beef over this video? are people complaining about the way deputies handled this? >> yes. one of the main things that is a point of concern is how quickly the deputy pulled her weapon. instead of pulling a taser gun or any other weapon to detain this man. >> was joshua armed at all? >> according to reports, he was unarmed. >> the one thing that's telling to me in this vi
. >>> president obama added to his electoral college total. the florida secretary of state says the president drew 50% of the vote, compared to mitt romney's 49.1%. the difference only 74,000 votes. that margin was enough by state law to avoid an automatic recount. the win in florida gives president obama 3332 electoral college votes and victories in of the 9 swing states. >>> a rights organization held a forum to call for the stop of the secure communities program. the united and defensive image rights coalition says it sends fingerprints to immigration and custom enforcement which leads to deportation. a organizer says because of the program, victims of crime such as domestic violence and robberies are scared to call for help for fear of being deported. >> that's not justices it's not fair. it erodes the trust tathe community has with the police. >> 1734 residents have been deported by s s-com. >>> students who take too long to graduate could face higher fees. body of trustees is set to vote on a graduation incentive fees for super seniors. the fee would be phased in over two years. some student
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, w
is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the
years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampshire went to president obama tonight. also to virginia, a states that wasn't called until just an
knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you, colorado. we have come too far to let our hearts grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. create new jobs. >> he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his own final score of the tossup emphasizing the president's record. >> four years ago candidate obama he promised so much to so many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nomine
on the sidelines. trillions." if the vote is close, it could trigger recounts. in florida, a recount must be completed within 12 days. but in ohio it could take more than a month. and there's provisional ballots, ballots counted only after a voters' elgibility has been proven. more than 200,000 provisional ballots were cast in ohio in 2008. more are expected this time. "my expectation is that by the end of november, we'll know what the outcome is." what triggers a recount varies from state to state. for example, in ohio, a quarter of one percent; in colorado, florida and pennsylvania, half of one percent. but what if obama and romney tie in the electoral college? "technically, if there's a tie, it would go to the house and romney would win becaue the members would vote by party, i think." election protection has a hotline if you want to report actions that impede voting. the number is 866-our-vote. some traders are turning to the charts rather than the polls for clues about the election direction. alan knuckman of option shop joins us this morning. good morning. similar to the way you cha
this challenge. and lose the weight and he joined a mixed martial arts crew in florida called the america top team and look at him shortly after. >> since i've been here at the treasure cove i've lost about 130 pounds. >> he looks very difficult from that first video of him that we saw. >> to overcome your challenge by joining a mixed martial arts group, i mean that's going way into it. >> you can see, i mean he is active. >> via skib right this minute we have nick all the way from florida, what'sor weight right now? >> i'm a little hefty at 200 pounds. >> that's great. >> did you go on a diet or did you go straight into fighting? >> i went on a serious diet for quite a while. at my largest ways 450 punds and honestly i'll get winded going into bed. i lost about 150 pounds before i decided to start working out. >> when did you say now's the time i have to lose weight? >> it was a moment of clarity. it climaxed to one point where i decided only i can help myself. >> how have working with the guys at american top team helped you? >> number one they instilled confidence in me. enjoying my own co
want to have a good old time. that's kind of not what happened at this concert in florida over the weekend. people went to see a group called los horosopos de durango. this group is a latin grammy-award winning group. they're really well known in the latin community. ♪ and right in the middle of the song they're just performing, a fight breaks out right off in front of the stage. the girl starts saying to the cops, all right, just kick them out of the concert. but they don't because security gets into a fight with the people that were fighting. >> [ bleep ]. [ speaking foreign language ] >> one of the security guys seems to have a taser on one of the guys. the girls weren't happy about what the security guards were doing. they were angry. >> stop tasering him. stop it. [ bleep ]. [ inaudible ]. stop tasering. that's [ bleep ]. i'm sorry. >> guess what happens? this latin grammy-award winning group, endsed getting arrested. >> for what? >> according to reports, because they weren't obeying authority. >> at this point the cops are probably irritated because they're inciting the
five days. >> i traveled from florida. >> i flew from houston. >> it's really cold. >> you could start a fire by burning some of the books. >> for our next video, we're going to -- not kidding. there's something on your back. >> are you kidding me? you're totally lying. >> no. >> are you kid inning are you kidding? >> no, i'm not. >> in her hair. >> are you being dead serious right for you? >> i'm totally kidding. >> that's what this next video is all about, from vitali, a prankster we had on our show before in florida. he's going around to strangers and saying oh, my gosh, there's something on you. >> you've got a green spider in the back of your hair. it's going in the back of your shirt. no, your shirt. >> is it gone? >> no. >> it's going in your shirt. >> get it out. >> i know how that feels? >> sorry. >> no, it's gone now. just kidding. we're filming a prank. >> [ bleep ]. >> she wasn't very happy. >> no, she wasn't. >> man, the power of suggestion. i love that. >> this guy comes up with good pranks. people believe him and need help. >> now you're asking some stranger to help you
, the new development in florida. it's all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, welcome to a brand new day, it's friday. it's november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. >> rosemary orozco is joining us as well. >>> did you hear the thunderstorm. >> i did it woke me up. >> it's calmed down just a little bit but earlier this morning a band of showers and thunderstorms maude across the peninsula and into the -- moved across the peninsula and into the east bay. hail and thunderstorms in many areas. we're watching just a few scattered showers into fremont and the south bay. look at that pink. that's a mix of rain and snowfalling over the higher elevations. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your friday and the weekend coming up. good morning sal. >>> good morning. right now 2:37. traffic looks good crossing 880 as you drive over to 101. should be a nice drive but it's a little bit wet from the overnight rain. 680 traffic looks good. 5 o o'clock. let's go back to t
. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and in 12 minutes a huge ruling in california that reveals the money trail behind a donation from arizona. where it leads to and why someone could be in serious trouble. >>> the two candidates for pr
and a lot of ingenuity came together in san francisco. >>> the state of florida has finally called and it goes to president obama of the just how close the race was in the sunshine state? >>> also we're learning more about the investigation that led to the end of general petraeus career and how e-mails led to the end of his career. . >>> thousands came out to catch a glimpse of the whacky and weird at the red bull flugtag in san francisco. some of the ep homemade flying machines hoping to take flight at mccovey cove. >> reporter: some are feats of aerodynamics and engineering, others, not so much. this is flugtag which means i frying day,"," in german. the pthe ptechshop pteronaut are using their skills as builders to launch a pterodactyl. >> we now how to build stuff. >> reporter: then there is team oracle usa which knows more about sailing than flying, following a crash that destroyed their racing boat in october, they decided to take the remnants to make a plane. still they say rescuers are ready for them. >> they have already practiced pulling us out of water a few weeks ago.
which is now constantly is your rounded -- surrounded by reporters. she said a tampa,florida woman prompted an investigation which exposed general david petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and in the middle east crisis it is expanding as allison burns reports, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is heading to jerusalem right now. allison? >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton is now on her way to jerusalem. she will meet in cairo to meet with egyptian officials. they continue rocket attacks and israel strikes from the air, at least 112 people have been killed at least half are civilians and israel has agreed to put its ground offensive on hold for now and they described hillary rodham clinton's challenging mission. >> to support a durable outcome that ends rocket attacks and restores abrader calm in the region... >> reporter: three u.s. ships have returned to be on standby incase americans need to be evacuated from israel. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, it was a big night for monday night football and it ended with the 49ers destroying the
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
already left the company. >>> was we reported, president obama won the state state of florida. it was too close to call on election night. nearly all the votes announced that they boat him 50 to 49.1%. the margin is large enough to avoid an am commuter readout and -- computer readout and romney campaign spokesperson declined to comment. by capturing the 29 electoral votes. president obama 332 electoral votes, mitt romney 206. >>> florida's governor wants to know why the wait was so long at many polling places. more than eight and a half million people vote florida. some waited four hours or longer to caste ballots. >> rick scott looked for ways to streamline the process. >>> there are complaints of voting fraud in the u.s. virgin islands. the attorney general is investigating the allegations. the office did not specify the complaints received. voters in the u.s. virgin islands elected the house of representatives. >>> in a race for district seven seat remains up in the air. through six round of rank choice voting. board of education president has 381 votes. labor leader fx crawly has 11,3
will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something happens and you can't stop in time and there's a wreck. just give yourself extra time and slow it down. and also be more aware. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for about 10 minute delay from the about the middle of the parking lot. it is not as bad as it would be on a wednesday, let's say, but still a little bit of a delay here. on the peninsula, 101 looks good if you're driving to th
in ohio and florida. at one point, the two will only be seven miles apart, holding rallies in columbus. >> if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for a real change. >> reporter: rot claims a second -- mitt romney claims a second term threatens the american american. both campaigns are ex-- threatens the american economy. a research poll shows president obama edging ahead with a 3- point lead. a rasmussen poll shows romney up by 1. another poll by -- poll by cnn shows both candidates in a tie. >>> thousands of local voters will not be heading to the polls. that's because one of them have already cast their ballots. ktvu brian flores spoke to some of them. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. i just got the -- i just got off the phone with the directors or -- >> back to the line. >> reporter: voters in the bay area are taking advantage of the relatively shorter lines now. >> it's probably the most important election in a long time. >> it's probably one of the most really really important elections there. >> there's been
yesterday in florida where there was controversy over the weekend where they waited hours to vote. they have already cast votes, 1.7 million votes have already been casted there. >>> so far they made one last push at a rally in san francisco last night. senator dianne finestein and others force people to vote yes on 30. they are against raising income tacks more than 250 thoughts dollars a year. >> we know that california dreams moving out. >> the last thing we need is a tax increase and that's simply going to drive more businesses out of the state. >>> meanwhile the two conservative problems were the source of $11 million of laundering. another prop decision on the ballot is one that will reveal the death penalty. it would convert their sentences to life and others could follow suit. a quarter of test row inmates are in california. a live proposal shows more on the polls closing and also it is getting national attention. the major propositions are in full swing. >>> and care givers were arrested on suspicion of involuntary care. the state licensing division is investigating the death of a c
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
panetta still has confidence for john allan to lead in florida. leon panetta is currently in australia for a defense summit. leon panetta addressed the scandal that led to the resignation of director general david petraeus. >> nobody should lead to any consolation here. general allan is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued forces to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> the inspector general is currently investigating the exchanges between the two. one described them as flirt tares but somebody else compared them to phone sex. >>> and nancy pelosi is expected to announce whether she will hold her current leadership post or step town. they hope he had they could step up since last week's election. if the 72-year-old pelosi gives up her leadership post she will continue to represent her home district in san francisco. >>> president barack obama has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 our time. this will be his first. he has a dozen ceos including ford. they want his advice on how to avoid this fiscal cliff and spending cuts are set to ta
. >>> we're now hearing from jill kelley, the florida socialite, linked to allegations involving cia director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but that's not an official report and we're hearing that david petraeus has agreed to testify about the libya terror attack before the house and senate commit tees. that's according to a fox news report. that appearance was canceled when petraeus suddenly resigned. coming up at 7:15, how the scandal started with petraeus stepping down just keeps expanding. >>> back here at home, a rare sight you don't see every day, gasoline for less than 40 cents a gallon. alex live in palo alto. short a -- forea -- for a short time last night. they were selling newell at 1970s prices. this morning, it's back to reality the problem has been fix
all the way to florida in hillsborough county. where this man in the straw hat wants cigarettes and cash. >> what? >> give me your [ bleep ] money right now. right now. >> seems like it's his first time. >> it does, i think the hat makes it seem that way. >> in guy looks suspicious from the get go, the big jacket, and his goofy face. >> did he get away with the money? >> he got away with some money and they looking for him. >>> i'm going to start fanning you right now because this video will make you sweat. >> bikini ladies? >> no, we have one quick butt dude in is an extreme downhill cycling event. we're watching the dash cam of one of the competitors. it's nuts. you go through neighborhoods and all kinds of stuff. >> this town is amazing, and to build a race course like this. >> this guy has to go over more than 1,000 steps, nine drops, but because of all of the downhill, they lose about 40% of oxygen, so they have to deal with that. this ended up winning the race by 14 seconds ahead of everyone else. >> next rtm, it's the bug guy prank. >> does anybody catch on to this guy. >
that plane. >>> and in florida, they are still counting votes from tuesday's elections in the presidential race still too close to call, final results may not be known before the weekend and president barack obama won reelection even without florida's electoral votes. there has been a criticizing -- criticizing process and voters had to wait for hours to cast their ballots. >>> now that pressure is intensifying on congress they need to avoid the so called fiscal cliff out this year and house speaker house speaker john boehner -- house speaker john boehner seems to be offering the first olive branch. >> reporter: they brought some defeat for republicans and they need to keep it inside the house and now he is tolling do -- willing to do a little more deal making with president barack obama. house speaker john boehner suggested for the first time a framework to avoid massive spending cuts and tax increases which kick in, in less than two months if congress does not act. >> they are willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. >> they have insisted they are willing to okay some t
phone poll shows a tie, pew has obama up by 1. nbc, may up by 1. here's the rally in central florida and he also heads to virginia, ohio and new hampshire, calling on his supporters to get to the polls. >> we thank you. we ask you to stay at it all the way, all the way to victory on tuesday night. >> reporter: president obama makes one last argument to voters today in wisconsin and ohio and ends his day in i. >> you on the one hand, you can -- iowa. >> on the one hand, you can return to the policies or you can join me on building a future that will build a strong middle-class future. >> reporter: mitt romney will have kid rock as his rally tonight and president obama will have j-z at his rally tonight -- jay-z at his rally tonight. >>> political analysts are talking about what would happen in the unlikely event that president obama and mitt romney end up with a tie, each getting 269 electoral college votes. well, in that case, the constitution calls for the house to choose the president and since the republicans are expected to hold on to their majority, they would hold to -- they wo
. anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to jill kelley, the woman in florida, prompted an fbi investigation that exposed broadwell's affair with petraeus who has since resigned. >>> and we're hearing the twin sister of jill kelley has hired celebrity attorney gloria allred to represent her. aim red has scheduled a -- aim red has scheduled a news conference with natalie khawam today. it is unclear exacty why allred is representing her but she's had legal issues in the past including a child custody fight with her ex-husband. >>> 7:17. we have new information back here at home about a kidnapping case, one that started in walnut creek earlier this month. pg&e now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. now, the victim was a pg&e contract employee. 57-year-old woman told police she was leaving the shadelands business park the night of november 7th when she was grabbed. she said two men drove her to a.t.m. machines and used her bankcard to withdraw money before releasing her in the east bay hills. police have these surveillance images of one of the suspects. they say the
election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city may have a really hard time casting a ballot. polling locations in all fife of the new york city burros have been relocated or combined as a result o
thought, ohio, florida and virginia with in fact, ohio being the state that put obama over the 270 electoral votes and gave him a second term as president. >> and florida and virginia too close to call. they haven't been called tonight. let's bring in cory cook tonight. obviously this race is determined now. what could the romney campaign have done differently tonight? >> that's a great question. i think we will probably spend the next few months trying to figure out if this is a winnable race for the republicans. you know the big moments in the campaign to both points gave the 47% comment. became a very popular video for the president, hurricane sandy through the -- the end of the campaign. this is the campaign we knew it would be two years ago. an incumbent president that was popular but was split 50/50. that's what the results was. he was able to outmobilize florida and virginia and ohio. these states that made sure people got out to vote. despite the enthusiasm is what i think carried obama through. this is largely based on the fundamentals. the spending didn't really move ver
waved scores of american flags during his stop in panama city, florida. at this time tomorrow morning he will fly to reno for a rally at the reno tahoe airport. one new poll shows president obama with a 50-48 age against romney. president obama is also in the midst of a campaign blitz. >> as long as there is a child anywhere in virginia, anywhere in this country who is still languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our work is not yet done. we have more work to do. >> the president spent last fight at a campaign stop in virginia with former president bill clinton as well as the dave matthews band. today the president will visit at least four states new hampshire, florida, colorado, and ohio. pop star katy perry was sporting a president obama campaign slogan. perry initially came out wearing a red, white, and blue dress holding a microphone shaped like the status of liberty's torch. after she sang her first song she revealed her other dress which had the slogan forward on it. perry also paused to make a pitch for donations for victims of super storm sandy. >>> californians are
-point-seven million voted--more of them democrats. and florida--four and a half million voted early-- more democrats than republicans. top greek officials plan to push tough new austerity measures through parliament today, and it's not sitting well with the masses. hundreds of thousands of greek residents are on a 48- hour strike to protest the latest round of wage and pension cuts. they are protesting against the measure they say penalizes the poor while sparing the elite. prime minister antonis samaras needs the $23 billion in budget cuts to secure bailout money from eurozone leaders. oil refineries are struggling to recover in the wake of superstorm sandy. phillips' 66 new jersey refinery remains closed. the operation needs 2 to 3 weeks before it's back in business. other east coast refineries, including port reading and philadelphia energy solutions, are running at lower capacity. several smaller refineries on the east coast are back to work. however, gas supply problems persist in new york and new jersey. aaa says this week between 60 and 65 percent of gas stations in new york were back open.
to the associated press, only the state of florida remains too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady, and their daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago and will return to the white house this afternoon. during his second term, president obama again will be working with a republican controlled house and a democratic controlled senate. we're beginning to have more on the balance of power coming up in 15 minutes. >> hundreds of president obama local supporters got together in san francisco to watch returns come in. this was the democratic watch party at the former tower records store in the castro district. the crowds cheered as states were called in. >> having an
-american. >> now the nation is waiting for results from florida. this time mechanical failure. long bail and high turnout kept them in line until late last night. ballots are not counted yet. it is not clear who will get the state's 29 electoral votes. it won't change the outcome of the presidential election. >> one thing that played a role in the results is demographic of the voters they are targeting. with continuing election coverage, brian flores is live. we will examine why they didn't vote for the candidate. >> reporter: good afternoon, we are peeling back the layers and numbers, we are finding that the president resonated well with minorities. women and young voters while mitt romney didn't. >> in oakland's fruit district, the majority say the choice was clear. >> it is good. >> as analysts look back at the election they are finding the face of the voter changed. what played in a role is the connection to minorities and women. >> we explain. >> the numbers don't lie. the gem graphics of the nation are changing. more and more latinos. more and more asians and republicans are not clicking wi
election day results in florida with the results in the presidential race too close to call. florida election officials say the final results may not be known for the weekend. but officials say it doesn't really matter. president obama won the election without those votes. however, the voting process in florida has been criticized. some of the voters have been waiting in -- had to wait in line six hours before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal wi
florida who is also a neighbor in belize. last week, that man filed a former -- formal complaint. mcakey contacted wired magazine to say he's hiding from belize police because he believes they want to kill him. >>> police cameras will go up along 23rd street. here's 30 cameras being incalled -- installed along the mcdonald corridor. 80 cameras were installed in richmond. the aclu opposes these cameraing say they are an invasion of privacy and rarely reduce crime. >>> a cal state university plan to impose fees on so-called super seniors is off the table for now. the csu board of trustees was set to discuss the proposal this afternoon but it was removed from the agenda. trustees say the proposal is designed to open up space for incoming students by pushing current students to graduate more quickly. students were outraged over the plan saying it would can be students at the time when the just approved proposition 30 will pump new money into the system. >> i remember the night of elections i was checking those polls constantly. and now there is a fact -- and now there's another situation
are looking up. if you look in florida, one of the hardest-hit areas, those prices are coming back. sales are really flourishing there. out in the west, california, nevada, phoenix, 3 really hard- hit areas, have really started to come back in full swing. market time there is under 30 days in a lot of areas. > > that is really high. they actually have bidding wars going on. > > yeah. a lot of people are really selling things really quickly out there. i like to say if it's priced right and it shows well, pretty much anywhere in the country that it's kind of hotter, it's selling really quickly. > > what do you look at though as anything worrisome? do you feel that we have now turned the corner, or might we still fall back into a housing recession? > > i think some areas we have to worry about are like the rust-belt areas or areas directly correlated with maybe employment. some areas with a little bit of higher unemployment still have a little bit of ways to go. the fact is, if you're not working, you're not going to be able to buy a house. > > so, you're glad you're in real estate right now
-old adam kaplan drove in from florida to match wits against the world's best bridge players. >> it offers a lot of unique challenges. >> reporter: many from around the globe will compete in the tournament. >> this is the top tournament that is offered on the globe. so everybody wants to come here, because they want to play the best of the best. >> reporter: for the nonplayers, bridge doesn't look much like a spectator sport. players don't speak out loud, and rely on a secret language that involves cards to communicate. >> keeping quiet and keeping still is required by bridge laws. that's because even a tap of a tow can signal the strength of a hand. >> look around the room, and you can is see a new generation of players is embracing the game. organizers hope the 10-day bridge blitz will help change the image of the game from stuffy to sexy. >> bridge game of true skill. it's poker on steroids. >> reporter: santa clara bridge teacher judy clark describes bridge as exhilarating exercise for the brain. not to mention a boost for the local economy. she is staying in a downtown hotel for th
three people after their yacht caught fire off the coast of florida. it is on the 80-foot yacht bliss off the coast of miami beach. the clouds of smoke could be seen from shore. >> we saw all the smoke and the ships racing towards it at a high rate of speed. >> three people jumped into the sea and were rescued. the owner of the yacht is now trying to make arrangements to have it towed to shore. >>> they want to ban native american mascots at public schools. this has been going on for years. they use a reference to native americans with the mascots and commission members say they have been linked to harassment and stereotyping of native american students. >>> there is is a football game and they will kick off against the ucla bruins. and sanford had no trouble clinching the division beating ucla down teleat the rose bowl. >> he rushed for 142. it is the ninth time he ran for more than 100 yards in a game. you can watch the pac-12 championship game friday night. >>> a dream season for the spartans continues in the nationally televised game. beat louisiana tech and the quarterback david
. >> mounting fail number one. [ laughter ] >> mounting fail number two. ♪ >> florida-based prankster vitaly is at it again, walking around the beach with an exterminator suit on, telling people he's spraying for dock roaches, but he ends up getting some of the spray on them. >> whatever it is, i don't want to get sprayed with it. >> why? >> i'm chemical-sensitive. i'm an organic person. >> of all people to play the prank on he had to go for the organic dude. >> i'm an organic person. >> people do get very upset. >> toxic! >> don't spray it on my face, man. >> i'm just killing cockroaches. >> i'm surprised he didn't get punched. >> he just did. >> i asked you not to -- what's wrong with you, man? >> does anybody catch on to this guy? not until he breaks the news. >> he has a run-in with the police at this point. >> is that water or is that >> i'm just cockroaches. >> the best part is when he says -- >> did it get on your skin? >> it doesn't take much for people to think that you are somebody. >> i got it on you? >> yeah. >> i'm sorry, you need to get in the water. >> here's where he breaks i
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